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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make EyeGen Vision Center a proud provider of vision care products and services in Huntington Beach.


Dr. Gregory Smith

Dr. Gregory Smith earned a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from U.C.L.A. and a Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry.  Dr. Smith has won several awards in chemistry and contact lens research. He has also co-authored a number of peer-reviewed articles in the fields of chemistry and contact lenses.

Dr. Smith has over 20 years experience in optometric practice and enjoys working with patients of all ages.  He is certified in the use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents to treat and manage ocular disease including glaucoma.  He is knowledged and skilled in the fitting of specialty contact lenses such as Multi-focal, Keratoconus, Ortho-K, and post-surgical.

**Get to know Dr. Gregory Smith**

Favorite Movie:  4 Eyes and 6 Guns

Memorable Challenge in Your Life:  Climbing Mt. Langley

Favorite Color:  Blue


Dr. Ana Chang-Smith

Dr. Ana Chang-Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at U.C.L.A and a Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry. She is a therapeutic optometrist with glaucoma certification.  Aside from providing comprehensive eye exams, she is trained in the treatment and management of ocular diseases.

Dr. Chang-Smith is currently on staff at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.  She is also on medical staff at QueensCare Health Centers in Los Angeles, California, providing eye care services in a community clinic setting.  She has also served as clinical faculty, an Assistant Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry.

**Get to know Dr. Ana Chang-Smith**

Favorite Movie:  The Notebook

Favorite Color:  White

Favorite eye care product:  One-day disposable contact lenses.  I started wearing contact lenses at 11 years old, when contact lenses were to last a year (or more).  Contact lenses were super expensive for just one pair, plus cleaning was tedious.  Today, I wear a fresh pair everyday, and enjoy crisp vision without the maintenance.


Mark Avelino

The ophthalmic profession is a second career for me. I received an honorable discharge after serving as a paratrooper in the United States Army for 13 years. During that time I deployed overseas to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kuwait and Iraq.

**Get to know Mark**

Favorite Movie:  Star Wars – The Force Awakens

Memorable Challenge in Life:  Parenthood

Favorite Color:  Grey, because it matches with every color

Favorite Eye Care Product:  Alcon – Optifree contact lens solution to keep my contact lenses feeling new and fresh


Itzel Vargas

I have many years of optical experience in frame and lens selection.  I love what I do and look forward to coming to work everyday.  I enjoy helping people, especially children.

**Get to know Itzel**

Favorite Movie: Baby Boss

Best Advice To Eye Care Patients:  Make eye care a priority, vision is one of the most important things in life

Current Organizations Involvement:  Relay For Life

Favorite Eye Care Product:  Eyelid Scrubs